Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

For a wedding - do you wear something you already have or buy a new outfit?

by Vee (follow)
Fashion (139)      Preference (76)      Celebrations (31)     

wedding dress
Image by becca678 Wikimedia Commons

You've been invited to a wedding, do you wear something you already have in your wardrobe or buy a new outfit or two?

I like this Question - 14
Ask and answer questions for a share of ad revenue - click here
[ Submit an Answer ]
Top Answers
Sometimes I will wear something I already have and sometimes I will buy something new. When buying something new, however, I stick to a budget. For the last two weddings I went to I found dresses for a steal. One was $50 and the other was $28!
by Vee
I have two outfits that are ''Timeless'', and they were bought for the exact reason.

They are identical, and if someone was to spill on me or I did, out in the car is the same outfit for me to change into.

Timeless because it is a pair of amazing Black Pants, with a Black satin strip on the outside of each leg, and Black 'cami top', with a Strong Pink Blouse, ...Black Bag and Black shoes.

That sounds like an idea worth copying, my dear :-))
by Rice
Just gives me peace of mind :)
by jonaja
I am not good with clothes and fashion, so there is usually a panic. The last wedding I was at, somebody accused me of wearing the same outfit as I had to their wedding . . . ! It wasn't - I have photos - it was just that I wear so much red. I reckon I should get one outfit and wear it to every blasted wedding I go to. Maybe denim overalls. LOL
by Rice
Even if it had been the same outfit, why would that have been a problem?
Beats me . . .I found the remark very odd. People are just quite strange sometimes. What if I could only afford one set of good clothes . . ? Eeeh, there's nowt so queer as folk
by Rice
The person who accused you of wearing the same thing twice should have been ashamed of themselves. I dare say, their behaviour is quite telling.
by Vee
Some people are just rude.
Thanks Jennifer, yes, I thought it was rude . . . and I was a bit embarrassed.
by Rice
I live life on a fine budget and don't have the extra money available to buy a new outfit for every wedding invite. I have several outfits that I mix and match to try and make a unique combination of existing clothes to wear to each wedding. I do try, however, to add a new accessory each time, whether it be a scarf, earrings, or a brooch.
Something I already have. Buying new clothes for one event is a waste.
I have some beautiful formal after five dresses. It would be terribly sad not to wear them. I have quite a few to choose from, they are only a few years old and are classics, that will always look nice. I have no need to buy anymore formal clothing.
I certainly wear I already have. I've not been attending many weddings so I really don't risk of appearing stale at any of them.
it depends on whose wedding, who the patrons are, how much time I have in advance etc

Haven't been to Weddings, since the '70's!

For daughter's recent Wedding, used outfit already had of long beigey-gold pleated culottes, with matching coraly-flowery long-sleeved blouse.
Gold Pewter Shoes, & matching handbag. Outfit by Maggie T.
Just sooooo comfy, & felt a million $!
Lovely! Don't suppose you have a pic, donjo.
by Vee
Oh! Vee, being the 'Luddite' I am, I don't know how to post a photo, via this here ITablet! Lol!
by donjo
Oh! LOL. Look it up on YouTube. No excuse with information at your fingertips, donjo. :-P
by Vee
Oh! Vee, did I also tell you, I'm a 'chicken' at new technological requirements!
by donjo
Oh donjo, I live in hope ~LOL!
by Vee
I would usually wear something nice from the wardrobe. My daughter got married 3 years ago near the Bahamas. I was to give her away. I was going through menopause and profusely having hot flashes in a very humid climate. The clothes I brought with me to walk her down the aisle would have clung to me . I dressed for comfort in cotton local clothes.
We hardly ever go to weddings, except for family members, Those were already cloths I had in the wardrobe, but when a nephew of mine recently married in India, the wedding was to be over 3 nights, at different venues. The bride to-be had informed us that the 1st night was the most important 1, so I had a lovely Indian outfit made for that evening. The 2nd evening, i wore all pink & orange, silk items, from the wardrobeI !The 3rd evening, I also wore silk items from my wardrobe, in all black, dark blue & turquoise I did wear the same outfit to my 2 sister's weddings though.This was a beautiful long black silk Chinese jacket, embroidered with beautiful colours with black silk pants. I also wore this to a high school friends small wedding, back in the early '70's. In '73, borrowed a long cotton pink dress, covered in white embroidery, from 1 of my sisters, for a primary school friends wedding! And when I went to a wedding in Boston, & in K.L. both in '95, I wore something I already had. And for 3 other family weddings,(1 in Fiji,) I also wore something I already had! So after all that, I've only bought a new outfit for a wedding once!
by Miro
When I was younger I probably would have bought something new as I would have worn it again, however nowadays there is no way I would buy something new as it would be something I would wear only once and too much of a waste. However, having said that, I would possibly buy something not so dressy that I could wear again though my cupboard is so full of things I already do not wear as they are "too good"!
by Finy
it really depends. If its a wedding of a close family member I would buy one. If I am a guest at a friends, maybe not.
More Questions by Vee
view all questions by Vee
Articles by Vee on Other Hubs
As part of our everyday lives, it is crucial we form honest and meaningful connections with othe...
ID: 43861
Trending Questions
Health (523)
Life (383)
Parenting (216)
Beauty (142)
Food (698)
Travel (244)
Money (149)
Fitness (60)
Career (59)
Lifestyle (334)
Family (309)
Fun (277)
Children (252)
Home (187)
Shopping (184)
Personal (177)
Cooking (175)
Fashion (139)
Christmas (129)
Animals (118)
Wellbeing (113)
Kids (112)
Social (107)
Work (104)
Sleep (90)
Holiday (90)
Clothes (89)
Ethics (86)
Love (84)
Fruit (82)
Music (77)
Hobbies (76)
Body (69)
Healthy (64)
Silly (64)
Friends (64)
Advice (63)
Reading (63)
Hair (56)
Car (55)
Books (55)
School (54)
Nature (53)
Movies (53)
Women (53)
Medical (52)
Copyright 2012-2021 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version